Rudy Giuliani files to join Trump 2020 election lawsuit in Pennsylvania as president’s lawyer
RUDY Giuliani has filed to join the Trump 2020 election lawsuit in Pennsylvania as the president's lawyer.
The attorney filed his application to support the president on Tuesday morning.
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The document stated: "Attorney Scaringi and/or Attorney Caffrey are instructed to have Attorney Giuliani register as an e-filer with Middle District of [Penn.] as soon as possible; all participating attorneys are required to be e-filers unless they petition the Chief Judge for exemption."
A hearing on the Trump campaign's federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results remains on track for Tuesday after a judge quickly denied the campaign's new lawyer's request for a delay.
US Middle District Judge Matthew Brann told lawyers for Donald J. Trump for President Inc. and the counties and state election official it has sued that they must show up and "be prepared for argument and questioning" at the Williamsport federal courthouse.
The Trump campaign wants to prevent certification of results that give President-elect Joe Biden the state’s 20 electoral votes, suing over election procedures that were not uniform across the state.
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar has asked to have the lawsuit thrown out, calling its allegations in court filings “at best, garden-variety irregularities.”
Brann scheduled the hearing to discuss the campaign’s request for a temporary restraining order as well as the defendants’ request to have the case dismissed.
After Pittsburgh lawyers dropped out of representing Trump’s campaign on Friday, Philadelphia election lawyer Linda Kerns and two Texas lawyers also withdrew Monday.
Camp Hill lawyer Mark Scaringi, a losing candidate in the 2012 Republican US Senate primary, notified the judge he was stepping in, but did not get the delay he sought.
Giuliani has previously worked for Trump as his attorney, including during the Mueller report court hearings.
However, in recent weeks Giuliani has mainly focused his time on trying to claim election fraud.
Giuliani shockingly claimed he has evidence that the election will be "overturned" and that there is "evidence of illegal ballots."
Giuliani made unbacked claims to Fox News host Marina Bartiromo on Sunday morning that Trump actually was the winner in key battleground states.
"In every one of those states, we have more than enough illegal ballots already documented to overturn the result in that state," Giuliani claimed.
He alleged: "They didn’t allow Republicans in those key places to observe the mail vote. That makes the mail vote completely invalid."
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